Also see here.
I think it is important for our `ulama to offer their insight on modern-day issues such as the financial crisis etc. Many people are under the impression that `ulama are not well-versed in such issues and have no idea what to do. These people then seek guidance on such issues from those who in fact have the least idea of how such issues develop.
I am definitely not saying that most `ulama should divert from what they are currently doing, but only that a few `ulama who have experience in such fields - such as Sayyidina Mawlana Mufti Taqi `Uthmani sahib - shoud occasionally offer their perspective on the issue. That way, the `awaam will also regain their trust in `ulama, and through them, the Deen of Allah
Please tell your ulama (May Allah protect them.) NOT to think/publish/write/speak in English only.
Go ask a French, an Italian or German average Muslim and he will cite you Turkish TV dajal scholars but not be able to name/identify real scholars like Mufti Taqi (May Allah protect him).
Tell your scholars to get up, leave UK and come here to Germany, France, Italia etc.. They're already willingly living in Dar al-Kufr, so at least they should spread Islam in whole Dar al-Kufr and not just there where life's easy. They must spread the correct understanding of Islam everywhere not just on your island.
In UK you got certainly many scholars and huffadh etc., but we in Germany, France etc. got nearly nothing. There is no use for so many scholars in a single country like UK, get up and do something useful.
Publish books, speaks in German, French, Italian, Russian whatever. Do something, the world is not just Pakistan and UK. Open a map and look.
Please take my advise and pass it on to your scholars as nobody will listen to a unworthy reconvert like me. Im just a weirdo who can be ignored as always...
Jazak Allahu khayran
There is some truth in your words even if I'm disagreeing a bit with it about France. I won't elaborate about this but I just want to say that some of the works on Islamic Finance and banking of Mufti Taqi Usmani tend to become known among french muslim and not only in deobandi and tablighi circles but also from some salafis to some "extreme sufis"... and this is due, in parts, to the works and efforts of Shaykh Mohammad Patel (from Reunion Island and who studied first at "Falâh-é-Dâreïn" in Tadkehwar and then in South-Africa at Darul-Uloom "Zakaryah" of Lenasia).
About France, the muslim community is such a "puzzle" that it's hard to get a correct picture of it and of the different trends which exists within it.